Mabon

Beautiful half summer half autumn days.  Beginnings, endings, topsy turvy.

We had a lovely day at the river last Sunday.  The weather was exceptionally fine.  Today I am plodding along, decorating for Mabon, starting to nest a bit.  Made a delicious loaf of pumpkin bread last night to top off a dinner of portobella mushroom ravioli with blue cheese alfredo, salad with tomatoes from the garden, and we ate it all too fast for photos…

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Lammas

Happy Lammas! Oh joyous first harvest!  Lady of Abundance, your bounty has been rich this year.

I’ve had an abundance of:

  • work
  • growth
  • love
  • joy
  • money
  • beauty
  • pleasure
  • food
  • friends
  • positive feedback
  • seasonal connection to the Mama

Right now I have an abundance of gratitude.  These are truly the honey years and my cup runneth over (yeah yeah yeah but it FITS)  My heart is full and overflowing.

The Wheel of the Year Turns Again

Making much progress on the Wheel of the Year project. This is one of the never ending projects. 4 years now I think. I work on it a bit, put it down, work on it, put it down. It finally told me that the segments were complete. I was doubtful as I was thinking “no more is better, more stuff more stuff” and this voice said  “no, plenty of stuff, you need white space for the eye to rest!”

Note: These photos don’t do it justice.  Made some progress leaning my camera as well so these are the last icky photos…

This piece will be almost 4′ across once complete.  It consists of 8 pie shaped pieces, each on representing a sacred time of the Celtic/pagan year.  Starting with Imbolg/Candlemas and moving towards Yule (Imbolg, Ostara, Beltaine, Litha, Lammas, Mabon, Samhain, and Yule) it is made from wool felt with beading, embroidery, and felt/and velvet applique.  Each piece has an animal and a plant associated with that time of the year, celebrating fertility, life,death, and rebirth.

I’ve finally got the pie pieces connected to each other and have the central motif of the sun and moon begun.  Each section will be separated by a green velvet ribbon.  It will be backed with green wool felt and have, in each corner, an embroidery of an element (earth, air, fire, water).  I’m really getting close to completion and once again I’m excited about it.


Gallery of past progress